I have a few fast and easy projects for you, each take about an hour to make and can be made with scraps or a fat quarter.

 

First up is the Hedgie Pincushion – this little softie is about 5” nose to tail, and is an excellent repository for all your dead sewing machine needles (which I hope you’re changing often!) It would be a great gift for a sewing friend.

 

Next up is a brand new pattern, Chunky Wee Pincushions. The pattern includes six classic quilting blocks in three different sizes (4”, 3”, and 2”) to make pincushions that work on your sewing table. The smallest one is great in your hand sewing kit (it’s 2” x 2” x 1” tall!) They are all satisfyingly chunky! Best of all, the pattern is on sale through Sunday Dec 9 2018!

 

The last project I want to feature is a perennial standby, Chunky Wee Zippy Pouches. It goes together in just 8 seams! The photo is the small pencil pouch from the pattern, but there are two other sizes included, as well as instructions to make a pouch of any size of your choosing (yep, I have easy math instructions for that!) These make great gifts for teachers, artists, students, and just about anyone who likes to keep stuff all zipped up. This pattern also has a photo tutorial.

 

* The cute pindot fabrics in my pix are the Garden Pindots from Michael Miller Fabrics – they are adorable, and a great addition to your stash!